Walter Robinson

Walter Robinson , Lance Corporal 203818, Durham Light Infantry, 20th Battalion. He was killed in action September 21, 1917.

He was the son of George and Sarah Robinson of North Row, Aycliffe. In the 1891 census George and Sarah lived at East Row, and Walter was 4 years old.

In the 1901 census the family was now living in Orlans in Aycliffe. Walter was still at school.

In the 1911 census Walter was still single, living as a boarder at 4, Dale Street, Chilton. He was a Miner Hewer.

Walter's family were living in North Row, Aycliffe in the 1911 census.

Walter had 2 brothers who also served in World War 1 - Arthur and Benjamin. According to the Roll of Honour death notice Arthur and Benjamin were prisoners of War in Germany.

Walter also had a sister Daisy, also mentioned in the Roll of Honour.

He was husband of Catherine Young Robinson of 97, Wingrove Road.

With kind permission of the Evening Despatch, on Saturday, 21 September 1918, the following Roll of Honour:In Memoriam notice appeared on the first anniversary of Walter's death:

Walter Robinson In Memoriam Roll of Honour, 21 September, 1918


Source: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

ROBINSON , Lance Corporal, WALTER, 203818, 20th Bn., Durham Light Infantry. 21 September 1917. Age 30. Son of George and Sarah Robinson, of Northrow, Aycliffe, Darlington; husband of Catherine Young Robinson, of 97, Wingrove Rd., Fenham, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Panel 128 to 131 and 162 and 162A.

Walter is also commemorated on the War Memorial, St. Andrew's Church, Aycliffe.